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Universal thermochemical energy converter

United States Patent

April 24, 2001
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Disclosed are methods and apparatus for a thermochemical closed cycle employing a polyatomic, chemically active working fluid for converting heat energy into useful work.
Labinov; Solomon Davidovich (Oak Ridge, TN), Sand; James R. (Oak Ridge, TN), Conklin; James C. (Knoxville, TN), VanCoevering; James (Oak Ridge, TN), Courville; George E. (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 400,048
September 21, 1999
STATEMENT REGARDING FERDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract DE-AC05-960R22464, awarded by the United States Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, and the United States Government has certain rights in this invention.